Date of Award
Master of Science in Education (MSEd)
Education and Human Development
Dr. Carol Wade
Equation solving is an essential skill that gains complexity as students progress through secondary mathematics. Many students struggle to learn the basic principles of solving equations. Others have difficulties working with specific types of expressions and equations. Equasher, an interactive application that provides real-time feedback to support problem solving, was created to address these challenges. Equasher is a fully functional calculator for solving equations designed to foster conceptual understanding and problem-solving skills. Equasher aims to reduce the user’s cognitive load and eliminate errors in algebraic manipulation so that the user can develop feasible equation solving strategies. Secondary mathematics teachers could implement Equasher as a tool to guide inquiry, promote self-reflection, or accommodate students with disabilities.
Ingalls, Kyle, "Equasher: The educational app designed to support the concept of equality in equation solving" (2020). Education and Human Development Master's Theses. 1319.